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Delta Discounted Awards: Fly to Mexico From 10,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip

April 25, 2018
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Delta Discounted Awards: Fly to Mexico From 10,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip
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Delta is advertising discounted awards to a couple of destinations in Mexico from cities all over the US. These awards are so low that you can get a round-trip ticket to Cancun for as few as 10,000 SkyMiles round-trip.

This doesn't appear to be one of Delta's award flash sales, which come around every so often. In fact, the carrier's most recent flash sale to Mexico, which happened earlier this month, advertised round-trip fares to Mexico for as few as 12,000 SkyMiles round-trip. So, with this unadvertised sale, you can lock in award redemptions for even fewer SkyMiles. Plus, we're seeing round-trips in Delta Comfort+ for just 5,000 SkyMiles more.

There appear to be quite a few cities that are part of this sale — from New York to Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and more. Destinations in Mexico that require the fewest number of SkyMiles are Cancun (CUN) and San José del Cabo (SJD). Generally, the best availability we're seeing is through April, with scattered dates throughout the summer and picking up with decent availability in September through the rest of the year. If you're interested in booking a trip to Mexico, be sure to check out your SkyMiles options from your city — you could lock in a ticket at these reduced rates.

Here are some examples of what you can book:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Cancun (CUN) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $86 round-trip:

Boston (BOS) to Cancun (CUN) for 10,000 SkyMiles + $86 round-trip:

New York (JFK) to Cancun (CUN) for 12,000 SkyMiles + $81 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to San José del Cabo (SJD) for 12,000 SkyMiles + $84 round-trip:

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Baltimore (BWI) to Cancun (CUN) for 12,000 SkyMiles + $86 round-trip:

Boston (BOS) to Cancun (CUN) for 15,000 SkyMiles + $86 round-trip in Delta Comfort+:

If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider applying for one of the Delta SkyMiles credit cards from American Express to ensure you’re able to take advantage of an offer like this next time one pops up. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a bonus of 30,000 bonus miles after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within your first 3 months and a $50 Statement Credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Terms Apply. This is also a great card for defeating basic economy.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler

Featured image by Cabanas at the JW Marriott Cancun. Image courtesy of Marriott.

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